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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    I'm just trying to not let my GI bill go to waste.. I have no interest in anything outside of the firefighting world..and I'm not going to go to school for something I dont want to do of what doesn't intrest me....I know the degree won't help me get hired here.. But the GI bill will pay me very well while I wait..
    Getting that degree would be a waste of your GI bill.

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    you don't have to pick a major right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eng1irons View Post
    Getting that degree would be a waste of your GI bill.
    Not really.. My manager at the bank has a degree in criminal justice..but I'm not going to argue with you about it.. Thnx for your input.

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    I hope FD is making it a priority to ensure that they are only sending out equally diverse FDNY companies to help the people from the storm.
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    On a more serious note.. If any of you guys would be interested in helping the broad channel volleys in queens let me know by PM. They lost 1 fire truck and both ambulances. My current chief is from queens.. And is doing a grass roots effort to help them.

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    Its funny how I see people from facebook talking about their list numbers, yet they outside NYC and claimed residency. I wonder how many people are gonna get away with faking residency and if they are gonna kick people totally off the list for it. Not saying they should but curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Its funny how I see people from facebook talking about their list numbers, yet they outside NYC and claimed residency. I wonder how many people are gonna get away with faking residency and if they are gonna kick people totally off the list for it. Not saying they should but curious.
    I'm pretty sure they are gonna be strict as hell on preference points. They don't want to chance anything with this list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Its funny how I see people from facebook talking about their list numbers, yet they outside NYC and claimed residency. I wonder how many people are gonna get away with faking residency and if they are gonna kick people totally off the list for it. Not saying they should but curious.
    Hmmmm I got to train even harder
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    [QUOTE=BigGriffC12;1346628]I'm just trying to not let my GI bill go to waste.. I have no interest in anything outside of the firefighting world..and I'm not going to go to school for something I dont want to do of what doesn't intrest me....I know the degree won't help me get hired here.. But the GI bill will pay me very well while I wait..[/QUOTE
    You can use your GI bill starting in the academy with out going to school. It's considerd an apprentice program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Its funny how I see people from facebook talking about their list numbers, yet they outside NYC and claimed residency. I wonder how many people are gonna get away with faking residency and if they are gonna kick people totally off the list for it. Not saying they should but curious.
    i know some one who is with in range (98) but claimed that he lived in the city but he is going to get bumped backed down to a 93 once they do 30 seconds of research

    i have a feeling a lot of people are going to take CPAT once and never return or do the stair master once and fail and never retake it. a lot of people on this list don't really want the job to the point where they are willing to train everyday for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev7248 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    I'm just trying to not let my GI bill go to waste.. I have no interest in anything outside of the firefighting world..and I'm not going to go to school for something I dont want to do of what doesn't intrest me....I know the degree won't help me get hired here.. But the GI bill will pay me very well while I wait..
    You can use your GI bill starting in the academy with out going to school. It's considerd an apprentice program.
    Sweet. I was hoping to be able to do just that. Do you happen to know how we go about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven9d3 View Post
    i know some one who is with in range (98) but claimed that he lived in the city but he is going to get bumped backed down to a 93 once they do 30 seconds of research

    i have a feeling a lot of people are going to take CPAT once and never return or do the stair master once and fail and never retake it. a lot of people on this list don't really want the job to the point where they are willing to train everyday for it.
    Did people really take the test and said ... I'm going to claim recidency and get the extra points .. Haha they won't find out ????

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    It's hard to imagine what went through their minds as they checked that. I'm sure some thought "well I live in the city now so **** it".

    I feel bad, a friend of mine claimed it even though his living situation was.. unique enough that he was going to have a lot of trouble proving he actually lived here (a decommissioned ferry boat moored on Newtown Creek is most certainly in the city... just not really on the map). Unfortunately even with the points he scored far too low.

    What sucks is they are going to waste everyone's time because they will only get discovered as they get brought in by candidate investigations and it becomes obvious that they don't have any proof of residency for that time. I kinda hope for the OC the first thing they do with candidates is bring them in for the preliminary get together with an investigator, to start to weed out people who lied about extra points, or age. It's a waste of everyone's time if they go into CPAT training and beyond when in reality they shouldn't be there at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    It's hard to imagine what went through their minds as they checked that. I'm sure some thought "well I live in the city now so **** it".

    I feel bad, a friend of mine claimed it even though his living situation was.. unique enough that he was going to have a lot of trouble proving he actually lived here (a decommissioned ferry boat moored on Newtown Creek is most certainly in the city... just not really on the map). Unfortunately even with the points he scored far too low.

    What sucks is they are going to waste everyone's time because they will only get discovered as they get brought in by candidate investigations and it becomes obvious that they don't have any proof of residency for that time. I kinda hope for the OC the first thing they do with candidates is bring them in for the preliminary get together with an investigator, to start to weed out people who lied about extra points, or age. It's a waste of everyone's time if they go into CPAT training and beyond when in reality they shouldn't be there at all.
    Very very true ... What's your friends score by the way if you don't mind me asking ?

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    I don't remember specifically, but low 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I don't remember specifically, but low 90s.
    With everything you seen and heard ... What list number you think they might reach up to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyvale View Post
    With everything you seen and heard ... What list number you think they might reach up to ?
    You've mistaken me for a psychic. I have an understanding of the process, and (generally speaking) an understanding of how the department and DCAS should operate, but your guess is as good as mine. I think the EMS class will give us an idea of what the ratio will be, however differences between the list will make it unreliable. Just sit tight, exercise, and do some sort of education/training in the meantime.

    What's your #/score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Not really.. My manager at the bank has a degree in criminal justice
    I think that helps my argument and hurts yours. When your manager was getting his criminal justice degree, did he want to eventually work in a bank? Or did he want to do something in criminal justice and it didn't work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven9d3 View Post
    i know some one who is with in range (98) but claimed that he lived in the city but he is going to get bumped backed down to a 93 once they do 30 seconds of research
    As per the NOE, these people will not be "bumped down" to a lower grade. They are going to be completely removed from the list:

    "As in the case of any intentional misrepresentation of a material fact on an employment application, candidates who claim New York City Residency Credit and who are determined to have intentionally misrepresented facts concerning New York City residency shall be terminated if they have already been appointed and/or disqualified and their names shall be removed from the eligible list, and they may be subject to criminal sanctions."

    So that guy with the 103 that lied about his residency isn't going down to 98 and getting a 2nd chance to get hired later in the life of the list. He's gone for good, at least according to the NOE.
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    Here's hoping all of our on the job forum members are doing okay after some long days working through the storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachryw2001 View Post
    Sweet. I was hoping to be able to do just that. Do you happen to know how we go about it?
    I dont get it? why would you guy spend your GI bill on the academy, what are you guys talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    I dont get it? why would you guy spend your GI bill on the academy, what are you guys talking about?
    The GI Bill will pay you a living allowance. So it will be over an extra grand each month while in the academy.
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    Oh IMO not worth it. You will be getting paid in the academy, I know its not much, but that GI bill can be used down the road for something more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Oh IMO not worth it. You will be getting paid in the academy, I know its not much, but that GI bill can be used down the road for something more expensive.
    I think it will vary from person to person. Everyone is different and has different goals and things they want to accomplish. I personally have no interest in earning anything higher than a Bachelor's degree. Luckily for me, the State of IL is paying for that right now and I don't have to use my GI Bill now.
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    I thought you could pass it down to your kids?
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